Giving to the future

Courtesy photo Included in the photo is Director of Family Services Inc., Lisa Hann (left) accepting a donation from students Veronica Houp, Derek Drye, Alan Albright, Kaylee Weatherwalk, and Louis Lombardi (right), C.O.P.S. Club Advisor and Criminal Justice Instructor.

Students from South Hills School of Business and Technology’s Criminal Justice (CJ) program and members of the C.O.P.S. Club recently held a fundraiser to benefit Family Services Inc.’s efforts in getting a new building for their homeless shelter in Altoona. The students recently presented Lisa Hann, Director of Family Services Inc., with a donation for $250. Over the past four years, the shelter has housed over 800 individuals. The current shelter offers 16 beds and they are looking to double the size with a 35-unit building and six apartments. The goal of the new location will remain the same as it always has been — to assist residents in getting back to a place in society where they will be productive.

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